General or Other | Rheumatology | Numbness (Symptom)


The numbnesses are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in the body but are often felt in the fingers, hands, feet, arms or legs.


There are many possible causes of numbness and tingling. Among these it can be mentioned: staying in the same seat or standing position for a long time, injury to a nerve, pressure on spinal nerves, as a result of a herniated disc, pressure in peripheral nerves by enlarged blood vessels, tumours, scar tissue or infection, shingles or herpes zoster infection, lack of blood supply to an area. Other conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetes, migraines, multiple sclerosis, seizures, stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) may produce redness.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The physician must identify and treat the cause of numbness or tingling. The treatment of the condition can make the symptoms disappear or prevent from getting worse.